Ghetto Football World Cup 2023 is a street football tournament played in a 3 versus 3 format. Matches are played on a 15x10m street football court with boards, using fair play and respect as main principles. The game is played without referees, but delegated observers or organizers can make decisions in case of controversial issues. The tournament allows no goalkeepers, with each team consisting of three players and one substitution. Games are played for 6 minutes without any stopping. The winner of the game is decided by the number of goals scored from the attacking half of the court. The tournament also has strict rules regarding equipment, fouls, and disqualifications.
The tournament will be held on June 16-17 in Riga, Grizinkalns, and is open to men and women aged 16 or older, born in 2007 or earlier. The event will feature group stages on June 16 and playoffs and finals on June 17. There are three ways to qualify for the World Cup 2023: national qualification tournament, selection by country leader, or invitation from the Ghetto Football organizers team. Each country can have a maximum of three slots per gender.
Participation fee per team: 200 EUR
Prize pool: TBA